Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

LADWP sees highest demand ever as Angelenos roast in record-breaking heat wave

LADWP sees highest demand ever as Angelenos roast in record-breaking heat wave

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers used more electricity on Thursday battling the heat wave than has ever been used in the agency’s history, DWP officials announced.

Customers hit a peak demand of 6,502 megawatts at 4:15 p.m., shattering the previous record of 6,396 megawatts used on Sept. 16, 2014. The agency expects a record to be set on Friday as the heat wave continues.

“Simple actions like setting your thermostat at 78 degrees or higher, using major appliances before or after peak hours, and turning off unnecessary lights can go a long way toward reducing the strain on our electrical equipment and overall power system demand,” LADWP General Manager David...

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